Fernando Cabrera may be Adams’ pick to run rebranded ThriveNYC

Fernando Cabrera may be Adams' pick to run rebranded ThriveNYC

Mayor Eric Adams is considering a controversial former Bronx councilman to run the rebranded $1.5 billion mental health initiative that critics say former Mayor Bill de Blasio used to promote his wife Chirlane McCray, The Post has learned. Fernando Cabrera, whose 11-year City Council tenure ended on Dec. 31, is the new mayor’s preferred pick to … Read more

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Most major crime in NYC returns to pre-COVID levels: NYPD data

Most major crime in NYC returns to pre-COVID levels: NYPD data

Crime, including car thefts and shootings, soared in the Big Apple in January, according to NYPD data released Thursday — the same day President Biden visited the city in response to the rise in violence. The first month of 2022 recorded a 38.5 percent increase in nearly all major crime categories — rape, robbery, felony … Read more

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Rep. Ritchie Torres declares ‘Defund the police’ dead in NYC

Rep. Ritchie Torres declares 'Defund the police' dead in NYC

The “Defund the police” movement that garnered support from some Democrats in the aftermath of the 2020 police killing of George Floyd is “dead” in New York City, Bronx Congressman Ritchie Torres declared Thursday. Torres, a first-term Democrat, made the proclamation after MSNBC’s Jose Diaz-Balart asked whether he agreed with Mayor Eric Adams’ stance against … Read more

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Dashcam captures wild road rage crash on Palisades Parkway

Dashcam captures wild road rage crash on Palisades Parkway

Wild dashcam video captures the moment a car goes careening out of control and flips during a road-rage encounter on the Palisades Parkway. The shocking footage, posted on YouTube last week by user Racerwong.Shooterwong, shows a Honda Accord and a Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck jockeying for position on the parkway on Jan. 24, Fox … Read more

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NYC school attendance stabilizes as COVID-19 wave recedes

NYC school attendance stabilizes as COVID-19 wave recedes

City kids are finally trickling back to class after a rash of widespread absenteeism last month, according to Department of Education figures. Wednesday’s attendance was 88 percent — up from a low of 67 percent early last month, the numbers show. Plagued by skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in schools after the winter break, the DOE saw … Read more

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Two teens arraigned in off-duty cop in NYC carjacking

Two teens arraigned in off-duty cop in NYC carjacking

The two teenagers charged with shooting an off-duty NYPD officer in a botched carjacking in Queens were held without bail Thursday — hours before the cop was set to be released from the hospital. Chad Collie, 19, and Jayare Robinson, 18, were arraigned on a slew of charges, including attempted murder and attempted robbery related … Read more

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Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg held up NYPD warrant for ex-con: sources

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg held up NYPD warrant for ex-con: sources

The NYPD was forced to pump the brakes on the arrest of a dangerous ex-con wanted in a Harlem stick-up — the same week that two police officers were killed — after the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office initially balked at cops’ request for a “no-knock” warrant, multiple law enforcement sources told The Post. Detectives were … Read more

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